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Power Struggle

The County Supervisors wrestle with the Coastal Commission. Read story.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gaviota Developers Win One…For Now

Court of appeals rules in favor of Makar property. Read story.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Supervisors to Rescind Approval of Monster Ballantyne House

It looks like the Board of Supervisors is going to have to rescind its controversial approval of the house planned for the top of Farren Road at the eastern most gate of the Gaviota Coast. Read story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Man Killed By Train

Midday collision with northbound Amtrak train occurred near Refugio Beach. Read story.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Planning Gaviota

It is probably safe to say that the flaring of frustrations, when Gaviota’s future is under discussion, is on the short list with death and taxes as one of the few certainties in life. Read story.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gaviota Planning Committee Hosts Workshop

A divergent crowd of Gaviota Coast stakeholders turned out for a day-long workshop on 3/20 to discuss all things Gaviota. Read story.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And Then There Were 11

Doreen Farr has chosen 11 brave souls to help draft the future of the Gaviota region. Read story.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Planning Gaviota

A who's who of Gaviota Coast stakeholders turned out last week to the Goleta Union School District boardroom to kick off a county process that aims to develop a general plan for the region. Read story.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gaviota, the Gone Land?

Naples isn't the only proposed development posing a threat to North County's open spaces. Read story.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Protecting Gaviota

The Board of Supervisors makes a plan for preserving Santa Barbara's undeveloped region. Read story.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mixed Reception From City for Proposed Gaviota Transfer

Blum worries that shifted density could all fall on Santa Barbara. Read story.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Developer, Activists Strategize for Future of Gaviota Coast

Contrary to popular opinion, Matt Osgood is not the boogeyman. Read story.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gaviota State Park

I have always found walking along the Gaviota beach to be a wonderful experience and I try to do it at least 3-or-4 times a year, usually in the winter months when it is much less crowded. West of the pier the coastline is rocky and you won't be able to get too far, but what you will discover as you walk to the east easily makes up for this. Read story.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Saving the Gaviota Coast Piece by Piece

With the Naples project looming, Goleta Grapevine looks at coastal conservation efforts. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More Review for Gaviota Mega-House

Tentative plans to put a luxury home longer than a football field on top of a ridge at the southern gateway to the Gaviota Coast came to a grinding-though perhaps temporary-halt this week. For nearly three hours on Tuesday, June 19, Santa Barbara County supervisors struggled to make sense of an occasionally heated three-way version of "he said/she said" among their own staff, the advocates of the 13,333-square-foot Ballantyne home, and those opposed to the construction of the massive single-family home. Read story.

Thursday, June 21, 2007
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